THE NEW TESTAMENT AS MIDRASH ON THE OLD TESTAMENT (Tanach)

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Melton & More

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ONLINE

Date & Time

THURSDAYS, Time 7:00-8:30pm (EST) October 14th - December 16th

This course will study major passages from The Gospels, Acts of the Apostles and Paul’s Letters that justify their Truths by appealing to the Hebrew Scriptures (Tanach).

 

Course Description :

The New Testament uses Proof Texts from the Old Testament (Tanach) to validate its Christian Truths especially, the Divinity of Jesus.

1)This course will study major passages from The Gospels, Acts of the Apostles and Paul’s Letters that justify their Truths by appealing to the Hebrew Scriptures (Tanach).

2) In each instance we will examine the Tanach Proof Texts as to their original Hebrew meaning and see how Rabbinic Literature, Talmud and Midrash, understands those same Biblical Texts.

3) The Course will reveal a Christian claim to legitimacy through God’s revelation and the assertion that Christianity has become the true Israel (Replacement Theology).

4) In summary, we will see that the New Testament and Christianity is dependent on Jewish Scripture for validation and the Rabbinic response.

5) We will note as well that contemporary trends in Christianity understand Judaism as the Elder Brother in the Faith and assert a theology of Dual Covenants.

Dates: Oct. 14, 21, 28; Nov. 4, 11, 18; Dec. 2, 9, 16

THURSDAYS, 7:00-8:30pm (EST)
 
About the Instructor:
 
Rabbi Haskell M. Bernat, D.Min. received undergraduate degrees from Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary. He was ordained At the Hebrew Union College and received the Masters Degree with Honors. Upon Ordination he was appointed to his seminary as a Teaching Fellow in Talmud and completed the fellowship at Brandeis University in Jewish Mysticism. He earned a Doctorate in Interreligious Studies from St Thomas University. An Orthodox Jewish upbringing (where Yiddish was his first language) and his early Yeshiva education is coupled with advanced scholarship in Western Civilization.  He brings this blended background to the Melton classroom.
 
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